When Trauma Wounds – Self-Care & Compassionate Care

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When Trauma Wounds – Self-Care & Compassionate Care
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 to Thursday, August 27, 2020

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Dr. Karen McClintock


When Trauma Wounds 
Self-Care & Compassionate Care

Workshop Leader:
Karen McClintock M.Div. Ph.D.
Plan on joining us for an on-line (Zoom) 1.5-hour class per week for five weeks for clergy in Holston Conference.
Beginning Tuesday July 28th - Thursday August 27th
In this class you will learn skills to provide trauma-informed pastoral care.  You will come away with tools to assist congregants who face traumatic wounding or triggered prior trauma that may arise during the COVID-19 pandemic. You will learn to recognize and understand trauma you have experienced, and ways to advocate for others. Using Rev. Dr. McClintocks book, When Trauma Wounds:  Pathways to Healing and Hope (Fortress Press -2019), participants will look spiritually and psychologically at trauma and grief.
"What Karen's course provided was a set-aside place to both reflect on my own experience of trauma and grow those muscle groups, brain cells, and heart chambers that help me support others bearing trauma in my pastoral ministry. Nothing was forced. I had permission to feel all the feelings and celebrate the 'ah-ha!' moments as they came. And there were so many "ah-ha!" moments!”

Pastor Christina Kukuk

Karen A. McClintock is a psychologist and clergy consultant. She lectures and teaches workshops on pastoral care, congregational systems, sexual-abuse prevention, and overcoming sexual shame. Her previous books include Shame-Less Lives, Grace-full Congregations; and Sexual Shame: An Urgent Call to Healing, and My Father's Closet, a memoir. *This course is not intended to be therapy, and will not provide intervention for unresolved traumatic issues that need one on one counseling.
Participants will learn to:
  • Increase awareness of the traumatic impact of the pandemic
  • Recognize the toll of trauma on cognition, behavior, mood, and close relationships
  • Provide compassionate advocacy for those who have lost loved ones and front line workers, along with the daily fears within at-risk populations
  • Create space for the large theological “Why?” questions
  • Help others to find hope and faith during threatening times and situations
  • Take steps to heal their own trauma and become safe sanctuaries for others
Following an evaluation at the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion for 10 hours=1CEU credit.
Registration deadline is July 23, 2020
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